Fiji Statement to the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
New York

Mr. Chairman,

The Fijian delegation has the honour to extend its gratitude and appreciation to you and members of the panel for your valuable insights. We also thank the Secretariat for circulating the concept note that has formed the basis of our discussions this afternoon.

Mr. Chairman,

Fiji Delegation's Statement at the 48th Session of the Commission on Population and Development

Thursday, April 16, 2015
New York

Madam President,

Firstly, allow me to congratulate Your Excellency and your Bureau on your election. The Fiji Delegation assures you of its full support and cooperation, and welcomes the special theme for this forty-eighth session of the Commission on Population and Development.

Madam President, Fiji aligns with the statement delivered by South Africa on behalf of G77 and China.

Statement by Ambassador Peter Thomson at the 16th Meeting of the Open-Ended Informal Consultative Process on Oceans and Law of the Sea

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
New York

Co-Chairs,

Let me firstly congratulate you for taking the helm of this Informal Consultative Process. You can be assured of the Fiji Delegation's full support throughout this meeting.

At the outset, Fiji aligns itself with the statements delivered by South Africa on behalf of G77 and China, by Malidives on behalf of AOSIS and by the Kingdom of Tonga on behalf of PSIDS. Allow me Co-Chairs to also thank the Secretary-General and those concerned, particularly DOALOS, for the comprehensive report that ties in well with this year's theme.

Co-Chairs,

Statement by Hon. Rosy Sofia Akbar, Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation at the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
New York

Madam Chair,

Allow me to offer my congratulations and that of my delegation to you and your Bureau on your election. I can assure you of our delegations full support as we look forward to a fruitful two week of conferencing ahead.

Fiji aligns itself with the statements delivered by the distinguished representatives of South Africa on behalf of the Group of 77 and China, and by the Kingdom of Tonga on behalf of the Pacific Small Island Developing States.

Statement by the Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations, Ambassador Peter Thomson at the United Nations General Assembly on the Adoption of the resolution A/69/L.53 “A Global Geodetic Reference Frame for Sustainable Development”

Thursday, February 26, 2015
New York

Mr. President,

Distinguished Delegates,

I have the honour to introduce document A/69/L.53 entitled, “A global geodetic reference frame for sustainable development “on behalf of the 52 co-sponsors reflected in this resolution under the current Agenda Item 9.

Mr. President,

Fiji Day Address by H.E. Ratu Epeli Nailatikau

Friday, October 10, 2014
Fiji

MY FELLOW FIJIANS,

ONCE AGAIN, WE ARE ALL CELEBRATING FIJI DAY – 44 YEARS AFTER OUR FLAG WAS FIRST RAISED ON INDEPENDENCE DAY 1970.

OF ALL OUR FIJI DAYS SINCE THEN, THIS IS THE MOST JOYOUS. BECAUSE WE HAVE OPENED A NEW CHAPTER IN OUR NATIONAL LIFE THAT OFFERS GREAT PROMISE FOR EVERY FIJIAN NOW AND INTO THE FUTURE.

I JOIN YOU IN YOUR HOMES TONIGHT TOWARDS THE END OF A MOMENTOUS WEEK IN WHICH HISTORY WAS MADE AND WHICH MANY OF US WILL NEVER FORGET.

Address by H.E. Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, President of Fiji at the Opening of the New 2014 Parliament Sitting

Friday, October 10, 2014
Fiji
 

Madam Speaker,

The Honourable Chief Justice and Members of the Judiciary,

The Honourable Leader of Opposition,

Honourable Members of Parliament,

Your Excellencies,

Members of the Diplomatic Corps,

Distinguished guests,

Ladies and gentlemen,

Speech at the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly by Rear Admiral J. V. Bainimarama, Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji

Saturday, September 27, 2014
New York

The President of the General Assembly,

The Secretary General of the United Nations,

Excellencies,

Distinguished Delegates,

Bula Vinaka and a very good afternoon to you all.

Statement by H.E. Ambassador Peter Thomson, Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations at the United Nations Secretary-General's Climate Summit

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
New York
 
The Secretary-General,
Excellencies,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
 
As a nation, Fiji wishes for this Summit to be a watershed event in our collective quest to deal with the scourge of climate change. We thank the Secretary General for his timely initiative and applaud his efforts to catalyze concrete actions.
 

Statement to the Nation on Fijian Peacekeepers

Monday, September 1, 2014
Fiji

 Rear Admiral (Retired) JOSAIA VOREQE BAINIMARAMA, CF(Mil), OStJ, MSD, jssc, psc

Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Strategic Planning, National Development and Statistics, Public Service, Peoples Charter for Change and Progress, Information, i-Taukei Affairs, Provincial Development, Sugar Industry, Lands and Mineral Resources

 

My Fellow Fijians,

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